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Sep 23, 2012 6:30pm PDT
. and as a state senator, he worked to pass campaign finance reform. as a united states senator, he was critical and to the passing of ethics and lobbying reform after the jack abramoff scandal. he refused to take contributions from registered lobbyists or political action committees. and as a presidential candidate, he promised to, quote, "tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in washington are over." >>> i am in this race to tell the corporate lobbyists that their days of setting the agenda in washington are over. i have done more than any other candidate in this race to take on lobbyists, and won. they have not funded my campaign, they will not work in my white house, and they will not drown out the voices of the american people when i am president. >> and his own convention, was crawling with lobbyists schmoozing with politicians. and now, rahm emanuel has been turned loose by the president to go for the gold. did you suggest earlier that he didn't have a choice? that with the great accumulation of money by the republicans, he had to match them in order to be a v
PBS
Sep 23, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the moment in president obama's state of the union message when he said, "citizens united is going to invite contributions from foreign companies." >>> last week the supreme court reversed a century of law that i believe will open the flood gates for special interests including foreign corporations. >>> and justice alito out there, "no, it's not true." is it true? >> the reason there was a bone of contention there is that in citizens united itself, stevens, justice stevens and his dissent had said, "this is going to allow foreign money in." the majority in their opinion responded to stevens and said, "there's nothing in this case that has anything to do with foreign money. we're talking about corporate money only. there's a whole separate ban on foreign money in u.s. elections, and that is not being challenged today. so that law remains in place." the issue behind it all is how do we know? if you have all these anonymous sources of spending, we have no way of knowing where the money is coming from. >> take aramco, for example. we talked about the american petroleum institute earlier. one of
PBS
Sep 16, 2012 6:30pm PDT
, in the citizens united era, we're moving dangerously close into a kind of corporate state mentality, where the corporations operate with impunity in the supreme court. and they're now endowed not with personhood rights, as some people think, but super personhood rights. because they have all kinds of protections that ordinary human beings don't have, like limited liability and perpetual life. and they continue to, you know, accrue wealth through the generations. but now they're given political free speech rights that people theoretically have. but of course, most american citizens don't have millions of dollars to spend in politics. but the corporations do. and it's, you know, a matter of chump change for them to put several million dollars into a campaign that could, you know, very much affect the direction of public policy. >> you live in new york, katrina, if you were explaining to another straphanger on a moving subway the impact on that person's life of citizens united, what would you tell her before the next stop? >> what's misunderstood is that money is not an abstraction. money wil
PBS
Sep 17, 2012 9:00pm PDT
"first national bank of boston vs. bellotti," where he said, "the state need not permit its own creature to coume it." and yet, this court is saying that, "we must permit the creation of the state legislures to consume our politics." and so to me, the citizens united case is the emblem for the whole era we're in. we're living in the "citizens united era," i think. >> but before citizens united, wealthy people were funneling money into politics, corporations were forming political action committees. and ceos of those corporations were lavishing money on selected favored political candidates. >> absolutely right, the corporate voice was never missing. and that's something, y know, justice stevens has pointed out. he said, "there were many faults to american politics. but nobody thought that a lack or a dearth of corporate voices was among the vices." but there was still a radical change effectuated by the majority -- >> how so? radical? >> in citizens united. >> what do you mean? >> because before corporations could have issue ads. they could take out an ad in the "new york times" on somet
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